Ravenna-Bryant Community Association

Serving the Ravenna and Bryant neighborhoods in Seattle, WA

Ravenna-Bryant Community Association - Serving the Ravenna and Bryant neighborhoods in Seattle, WA

Need Your Comments:New Zoning Recommendations for 35th


Proposed changes for 75th/35th

Proposed changes for 75th/35th

The public comment period for streetscape guidelines and zoning recommendations proposed for the 35th Ave NE Business District has been extended until Friday August 15th, 2014.  The plan was developed by the 35th Ave Committee and their consultants (Makers Architecture & SvR Design) following a series of three public workshops.   While all 3 public workshops were well attended, the 35th Ave Committee has included this new public comment period to allow anyone who couldn’t make the public workshops an opportunity to provide feedback.  After August 15th, the plan will be tweaked as needed and finalized.   The RBCA board will discuss this plan at our September board meeting on September 10th 7-9 p.m. at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center (moved to the second Tuesday due to Labor Day Weekend).


You can see July 31st’s presentation and review the proposed streetscape guidelines, supplemental design guidelines, and zoning recommendations on the project’s website. Here are summaries of Public Workshop 1 and Public Workshop 2 if you’re interested as well. Public comments and/or questions should be sent to 35thplan@gmail.com


The 35th Ave Commitee is a group of neighbors who have volunteered since 2011 to pursue a proactive plan for the 35th Ave NE business district.  They include residents from Wedgwood, Ravenna, Bryant, View Ridge, and Hawthorne Hills and are not paid by or work for developer or the City.  However, this current planning has been funded through a grant from the City’s Department of Neighborhoods.  While the 35th Ave Committee includes board of trustee members from both the Wedgwood Community Council (WCC) and RBCA, the 35th Ave Committee is not affiliated with either group.  However, both the WCC and RBCA have endorsed the 35th Ave Committee and this current planning effort.

Tonight: Final public workshop about improving 35th Ave NE streetscape

Future of 35th Ave NE
Thurs, July 31st, 7-9PM
Messiah Lutheran Church
7050 35th Ave NE

The final public workshop to proactively plan for change along 35th Ave NE is scheduled for Thursday, July 31st, from 7-9PM in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs) at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Two previous public workshops took place in May and June where the community provided feedback on streetscape designs and potential zoning changes. About 80 people attended each meeting and provided excellent feedback that has shaped the community driven plan.

At this final public workshop, attendees will be able to provided feedback on the proposed streetscape design guidelines and zoning recommendations. This will be the final opportunity to provide formal feedback on the recommendations.

Make sure to tell your neighbors, friends, and family about the public workshop and bring a neighbor or two along with you.


A Woonerf for a Night

blockparty2[1]Many of you know that on National Night Out you can shut down your street to cars for a night.  However, did you know that you can also shut down your street on any other night as well?  This gives a safe place for kids to play, and a great way to get to know your neighbors.  Creating community on your block is the best way to prevent crime in our neighborhoods, so  why not have more than one party a summer?

A woonerf is a street that gives priority to pedestrians and bikes, but also for a party!  You can make your street a woonerf for a night simply by going to Seattle Department of Transportation’s block party website and filling out a form.  There used to be a $75 fee for this, but not since 2008.  Need some more ideas?  Council Member Sally Bagshaw’s blog has some great ideas here.

There are a few common sense rules you’ll need to abide by:

  • You can not live on an arterial street
  • You can not close your intersection
  • You can not have a bus stop on your block
  • You must clean up and restore your street before 10pm
  • You must not request more than one block party per month

Have fun this summer!